The House on Friday voted 230-201 to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) funding the federal government at current levels through December 16. The Senate had voted 72-25 on Thursday to pass the CR, which now heads to President Biden for his signature.

Current government funding under the FY2022 “omnibus” appropriations bill passed in March 2022 expires at the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

In addition to funding the government through December 16, the CR also includes $12 billion in supplemental appropriations for Ukraine, $2.5 billion for New Mexico wildfires, $1 billion in home heating assistance, funding for the FBI for the resettlement of Afghan refugees, and extensions to programs like livestock mandatory reporting (LMR) and the National Flood Insurance Program.

A section-by-section summary of the CR can be found here and full bill text can be found here.

The House has already passed all of its individual appropriations bills, while the Senate has not held a hearing on any of its bills. The individual Senate version have been made public, which is expected to be the bills under negotiation before the December 16 deadline.

The House and Senate don’t return to Washington until the week of November 14, one week after the midterm elections. Continuing government funding through either an FY2023 “omnibus” appropriations bill or another CR must now be negotiated during the lame duck session.

 

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